Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters is a novel by Judy Blume that I've read nearly every year since I was in middle school. There is something so special to me about this story. It completely captivates me. Maybe it’s because I am the borderline clone of Vix. Or maybe it’s because Laney is strikingly similar to someone in my family. Either way, whenever I read this novel I leave reality completely and find myself on The Vineyard with Caitlin and Vix.
I finished reading it again today and even though I knew how it would end, I was sad when it did. Even though I think the ending is actually how it should be, I wanted to know more about these beloved characters. *sigh* I could ramble on an on about how much I love this book, but I won’t. All I can say is that it truly is an amazing story about love, coming of age, friendship and betrayal.

As an aspiring teacher/writer, I admire Judy Blume tremendously. She has done what I someday hope to do. To write a novel that becomes not only a one time read, but stays in the heart of the reader.

Summer Sisters unfolds over almost twenty summers in the lives of two young women - from 1977 when they're twelve to 1995 when they celebrate their thirtieth birthdays. There's a love story at the center, and the story of a friendship more intense and longer lasting than many love affairs.


Melissa Baur said...

I want to read it!!!! :)

lindsey said...

Oh yay! There are a bunch of twists and turns in the story and I think you'd really like it. Let me know if you want to borrow my copy! =)

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